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Thread: Using stripes in quilts

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    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
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    I use mostly my stash in quilting. I've gotta get it used to a more managable size. I have recently organized it, and there are alot of stripes. Can anyone give me ideas for patterns that use stripes well?

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    I like to use stripes for borders and backings.

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    Borders and backing sound good to me. I don't have many stripes so I'm no help.

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    You can get some very dramatic effects using stripes - I've used this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Stripes-Quilts...ref=pd_sim_b_1

    Last summer I took a course by John Willard who uses stripes magnificently ... some examples

    He uses geometrics in wonderful ways :)

    John Willard Pinwheels & Tigers

    John Willard Spin Cycle

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    I'm with Grammyp and Littlehud, borders and backings take stripes well. I also like narrow striped on bindings (stripe at 90 deg to border)

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    Love those John Willard designs.

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    I love Hexagon quilts with stripes and striped borders.

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    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
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    Here is a sample of the stripes I"m trying to work in.
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    Pinwheel blocks are fun too with stripes, it gives the quilt a lot of movement. You just have to be careful you cut the stripes going in the right directions for each blade :wink:
    Some blocks have a smaller blade and a larger one, you could use 2 different stripes and a solid for the background. :D:D:D

    This is a stripe that I used in a quilt
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    Another idea is to cut them into blocks on the diagonal...use 4 different stripes and sew 4 of them together... It would mimic the string quilt blocks then, they are usually scrappy so it wouldn't matter if they all matched or not.

    Something like this
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